[ESS] xargs XEmacs bug squashed

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Thu Jan 12 02:14:34 CET 2006

Dear Rodney,

The current Windows installer for XEmacs doesn't install the sumo version,
but it does install (apparently) the packages that ESS needs.


John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of 
> Rodney Sparapani
> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 1:49 PM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [ESS] xargs XEmacs bug squashed
> John Fox wrote:
> >Dear Rodney,
> >
> >Yes, that works, but I find it very odd: That is, when I updated 
> >xemacs-base with the pre-release version, I assumed that this would 
> >*replace* the current version of the package. Obviously 
> that's not the case.
> >
> >Anyway, everything works now, and when I have a chance (soon), I'll 
> >update my init file and instructions.
> >
> >I'm copying this response to ess-help. Just to be clear: When 
> >xemacs-base is updated via the package tool to fix the 
> "xargs" problem, 
> >it's necessary to remove the older version of the package, 
> which is in 
> >C:\XEmacs\Packages\xemacs-packages\lisp. The new version is in 
> >C:\XEmacs\Packages\lisp.
> >
> >Thanks for clearing this up,
> > John
> >  
> >
> Hi John:
> Thanks for helping us clear this up.  I'll just give a little 
> background about the xemacs package system.  It is really 
> nice to be able to have every package under the sun installed 
> with your fresh, new xemacs install.  However, the one 
> drawback is that updating the packages hasn't been perfected 
> yet.  That is one of the reasons that ESS is no longer an 
> xemacs package (see the instructions in Makeconf to create your own).
> I tend not to update packages individually (except ESS of 
> course).  When problems crop up, usually due to a new release 
> of xemacs, I get the latest sumo and install it over the old 
> one.  This usually fixes the problems.  If not, then the M-x 
> report-xemacs-bug command is real handy for displaying 
> information on your installation in detail.  And, if you 
> can't see the problem, then it might be a bug so you can 
> follow the bug reporting instructions and send it in to the 
> xemacs gang.
> Rodney
> //
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